Symposium: The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

St. John’s College Interdisciplinary Symposium

Monday, March 20, 2017 from 1:50-3:15 pm (Common Hour) in DAC 206

Symposium Participants
 Dr. Marian Maskulak, cps (Theology & Religious Studies)
Introduction and Overview
 Dr. Tracey-Anne Cooper (History)
Luther and the Northern Laity
 Dr. Nicole Rice (English)
Drama and the English Reformation
 Dr. Christopher Denny (Theology & Religious Studies):
The Curious Afterlives of Friar Martin Luther
 Prof. Claudia Sbrissa (Art & Design) and Dr. Blythe Roveland-Breton (University Archivist)
The Power of the Press: How Luther’s Ideas Went Viral
 Dr. Alice Ramos (Philosophy)

Hot Topics in Social Justice: Dialogue on Refugees, Mar. 20


  • Moderator, Dr. John Conry, Clinical Prof. & Asst. Dean, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Dr. Meghan Clark, Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, St. John’s College
  • Dr. Azzedine Layachi, Professor, Government and Politics, St. John’s College
  • Mario Russell, Director of Catholic Charities New York’s Immigrant and Refugee Services Division

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
2:00—3:00 P.M.
Queens Campus, D’Angelo Center 207
Staten Island Campus, DaSilva Academic Center 208 (Video Conference)
Manhattan Campus, 101 Astor Place Concourse C07 (Video Conference)

3-D Printing Workshops

3D Printing








Learn what makes up 3D printing, How objects are made, what materials can be used, and how to design your own. The workshop will be held over 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5pm-7pm starting March 15, 2016. The location will be Library B3. Workshop is available to all students Faculty, and Staff.  You will need to bring your own laptop.

Dates & Times:
5:00pm – 7:00pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm, Wednesday, March 29, 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm, Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Queens Campus, Library B-3
To register for waiting list, go to:

Emerging Markets: The New Era of Global Imbalances

Dr. Otaviano Canuto, the Executive Director at the Executive Board of Directors of the World Bank Group and its Affiliates

Sponsored by the St. John’s University Economics & Finance Society

Thursday, February 23, 2017

1:50PM – 3:15PM [Common Hour]

D’Angelo Center – DAC 206, St. John’s Univ. [Queens]

For more information, contact Dr. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan

Advanced Online Teaching Strategies Course Begins March 6th

Do you want to bring your online teaching to the next level?

If you would like to expand your teaching skill set the Office of Online Learning and Services has an exciting opportunity for you. We invite you to register for Advanced Online Teaching Strategies (AOTS), an optional three-week, asynchronous online course that builds upon the teaching techniques covered in the Online Teaching Essentials course.  This course is intended to introduce faculty who have experience teaching online or hybrid to topics and strategies that go beyond the basics.

AOTS addresses critical areas of online teaching including engagement and interaction, active learning, and authentic assessment.  During this course you will work collaboratively in a hands-on environment designed to provide you with the student experience while developing your teaching skills.

The course runs from Monday, March 6, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017.  Completing this course typically requires at least 6 to 8 hours per week.  If interested, please register promptly as seats are limited.  To learn more about the course click here.

Register Now:

Today: Hot Topics Discussion on President Trump’s Immigration Order

The Center for International and Comparative Law, the Center for Law and Religion, and the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights are pleased to sponsor this presentation.

Join us for a panel program on the constitutional and other legal issues arising from President Trump’s executive order and its immigration, national security, and international consequences. The panelists from St. John’s Law and St. John’s University will also look at how the order may impact St. John’s students and their families. There will be time for questions from attendees.


  • Matthew Pucciarelli, Associate Provost, Office of Global Studies
  • Mario Russell, Professor of Immigration Law
  • John Barrett, Professor of Constitutional Law
  • Chris Borgen, Professor of National Security Law
  • Peggy McGuinness, Professor of International Human Rights Law

Thursday, February 2, 2017

3:15-4:45 p.m.

Law School – Moot  Court – 2nd Floor

Disability Accommodation in the Classroom: Monday, Jan. 30

Presenter: Veronica Maggi, Counseling Center

The Office of Disabilities Services coordinates equal opportunities for students with disabilities.  The Case Manager for this program will describe how the office works with students and faculty to insure that proper accommodations are made for all students with all documented disabilities.  This is an opportunity to learn more about how we can support this segment of our diverse student population.

Monday, January 30, 2017
1:50pm – 3:15pm
Library room B3

Classroom Technology Upgrades!

Over the winter break, more than 30 classrooms have been outfitted with new technology on the Queens and Staten Island Campuses.  This means that over 100 classrooms have now been upgraded.  You can see if your room is included here.  This is a significant achievement in a year, and provides students and faculty with sophisticated equipment that can be used in a variety of ways.

If you are interested in learning more about these rooms, there are two upcoming presentations, with more on the way:

How to Use the Podium Classrooms: Basic
Tue, Jan 24, 2017 6:15pm
How to Use the Podium Classrooms: Advanced
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 1:50pm

Also, here are basic directions on How to Use the equipment.